In the main event battle for the CES MMA heavyweight title on Friday, top contender Juliano Coutinho (8-3) took down Ashley Gooch (10-6) in the second round and used his ground and pound to win by TKO.
Earlier in the night, Pedro Gonzelez (14-5) won the interim featherweight belt by unanimous decision over Saul Almeida (19-9).
CES 45: Gooch vs. Coutinho Results
Main Event – Heavyweight Title Fight – Juliano Coutinho (8-3) defeated Ashley Gooch (10-6) by TKO (punches) at 4:18 in round two.
Co-Main Event – Interim Featherweight Title Fight – Pedro Gonzalez (14-5) defeated Saul Almeida (19-9) by unanimous decision (48-47, 50-45, 49-46).